Golly Gee Whiz

Holy Family 4th, 5th and 6th grader have been working for weeks to prepare a fabulous show for you!  The time is the Great Depression and the residents of Happyville are not too happy.  The kids in town decide to put on a show to raise some money and cheer up the townspeople.

The Pioneer Drama production is described here:

“Winner of the National Youth Theatre Award for Outstanding New Musical and the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, this rousing show offers 10 spectacular musical numbers that give every young actor their moment in the spotlight!  Golly Gee Whiz! is the quintessential “backyard musical,” a loving tribute to the terrific Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Hollywood film musicals of the 1930s and 40s.  The residents of Happyville, USA, aren’t all that happy.  Usually loaded with a golly-gee-whiz sort of unstoppable optimism and ready to make the world a better place, they all seem to have come down with a case of boredom and grumps.  They have good reason to feel so lousy.  After all, it’s the middle of the Great Depression.  But that’s when Mickey and Judy set ‘em straight and get everyone to work to put on a show!  Why, if they all pitch in together, they can do something good for the town and raise some money to help out the local businesses!  By working together, they put on such a great show that folks come from miles around to see it, and re-establish Happyville as the bustling town that it once was.”

Wednesday students were able to perform a dress rehearsal for the Holy Family student body.  Thursdat’s snow day has cancelled the opening night performance.  But the “show must go on”! The Friday night performance will take place 2/10/17 at the St. Mary’s gym at 6:30pm.  There is no charge for admission.  Donations to the Holy Family Drama Club are accepted.


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